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Domaine des Comtes Lafon, Chardonnay, Meursault-Porusots 1er Cru, Burgundy, France 2018

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Lafon’s ‘Porusots’ is rich, round, and loaded with weighty flavors of stone fruit, lemon curd, white flowers, pear skin, and vanilla. The wine’s vibrant and full-bodied palate remains balanced by tons of natural acidity. Serve with roasted poultry, broiled lobster tails, or a variety of washed-rind cheeses.

The 1er Cru Porusots is an east-facing vineyard with deep clay soils. The site produces lavish, layered and deeply structured wines.

Comte Lafon whites, in particular, are powerful and long-lived (though the reds should not be underestimated). The white grapes are sorted in the vineyard and in the winery, then whole-cluster pressed. After settling overnight, the juice is racked to barrels for fermentation and aging. Village wines see no new oak, Premier Crus see 20-50% new, and the Montrachet goes into 100% new oak. Bâtonnage is practiced much less frequently than in the past, and decisions are made on a barrel-by-barrel basis. After malolactic fermentation, the wines are racked and blended, then moved to cooler cellars for the final year of aging—total aging time in wood is 18-22 months. The whites are fined if needed but bottled unfiltered.

Country: France

Region: Côte de Beaune

Subregion: Meursault

Grape: Chardonnay

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